Graz Truffle Festival: Exploring the “Capital of Delights” in the south of Austria.

“Finding truffles in a city like Graz?” My new travel video has answers to this rather intriguing question, answers that have led to nothing less than the creation of the international, annual Graz Truffle Festival, a festival I’ve already visited last year in October.

About five years ago, the first truffles were found in the city forests of Graz. Since then, the Waldschule Graz in cooperation with the city of Graz has come to offer guided truffle walks in the Leechwald city forest in Graz during the autumn truffle season. On these walks, you’ll get to follow a specially trained truffle dog digging up truffles from the ground, followed by a pasta dish with those very grated truffles the dog just found! It is a truly unique travel experience.

Frisch gefundene Trüffeln aus dem Grazer Stadtwaldgebiet ...

Check out fresh truffles like these, found in the city forests of Graz …


Im Anschluss an die Trüffeljagd verkosten wir ein einfaches Pastagericht, das von wenig mehr als den frisch geriebenen Trüffeln gekrönt wird, die wir soeben ausgegraben haben. Mahlzeit!

… which are then served to us in a simple pasta dish. What a delightful travel and foodie experience alike!


My video also informs you about the International Truffle Market Graz in the enchanting ambience of the Paradeishof in Graz (inner courtyard). This market is only a few minutes’ walk from the Rathausplatz main square in Graz. It is completely free to access and open to the public. Numerous partner businesses in the Graz “Capital of Delights” also offer Graz truffles in special truffle menus.

More information about this and the Truffle Festival in general can be found here:

Tip: If you want to get rid of all those extra calories while you’re still in Graz, I recommend taking one or two guided walking tours. What I’ve particularly enjoyed are the tours south of the river Mur districts, Lend and Gries. If you’re a foodie, street art lover or history buff, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth there.


Travel Video: Visiting Graz for its annual Truffle Festival.


More things to do in and around Graz.

In addition to having visited and experienced last year’s Truffle Festival, I have already written numerous travel reports on Graz and the surrounding area over the last few years.

Are you interested in sports and nature in combination with a city trip? Want to know more about the Truffle Festival itself? Read more about the (culinary) guided walking tours in Graz? Get to know other exciting excursion destinations around Graz?

Then these link tips will be useful to further planning your stay:


Enjoy your next visit to Graz, the “Capital of Delights” in the south of Austria!

The view over Graz from the Schlossberg never gets old! I have taken this picture right next to the iconic clock tower.

The view over Graz from the Schlossberg never gets old! I have taken this picture right next to the iconic clock tower.

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